Golf

FILE - In this 1967 file photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. (AP Photo, File)
February 18, 2020 - 1:08 am
The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, even those considered to be among the greatest to ever play. The appeal was so strong that it carried an entire tour, even as the attention became suffocating. The rate of winning was...
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FILE - In this 1967 file photo, the gallery follows Mickey Wright's iron shot from the fairway at the Toronto Golf Club. Hall of Fame golfer Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. (AP Photo, File)
February 17, 2020 - 3:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85. She had been hospitalized in Florida the last few weeks after a fall, said her lawyer,...
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Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after finishing the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Scott won the tourney.(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 16, 2020 - 7:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott contemplated the safe shot to get him out of his mess on the 15th hole at Riviera, knowing it would probably cost him his two-shot lead but not yet the tournament. On a Sunday filled with big blunders and untimely mistakes, Scott changed his mind. “I thought, ‘Well,...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits his second shot on the second hole during the third round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 15, 2020 - 6:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put together the best field of the year on a course players regard as one of the ultimate tests, and the result is a final round at Riviera loaded with possibilities. Rory McIlroy kept patient through some missed opportunities by making enough birdies for a 3-under 68. Adam Scott...
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Inbee Park, of Korea, drives from the 2nd tee during during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
February 15, 2020 - 2:56 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park hasn't won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years, but her 19 tour victories include trophies at Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia. She might well be adding Australia soon to that total in the Asia-Pacific region. Park took a...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 10th hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 14, 2020 - 8:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods is among four players from the top 10 who are skipping the Mexico Championship next week, a World Golf Championships event with no cut and a $10.5 million purse. Woods, who tied for 10th last year at Chapultepec Golf Club but was never in serious contention, did not...
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Tiger Woods watches his second shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 14, 2020 - 8:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Friday in the Genesis Invitational. He was good enough with the short irons that Kuchar still managed a 2-under 69 and built a two-shot lead over...
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February 14, 2020 - 12:27 pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Two men's golf tournaments co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours in Malaysia and China were postponed Friday because of the deadly new virus from China. The tournaments are the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur on April 16-19 and the China Open in Shenzhen...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019, file photo, Korea's Inbee Park walks off the 10th tee during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament, in Chaska, Minn. Seven-time major winner Inbee Park moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour win by taking a share of the second-round lead at the Women's Australian Open on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 14, 2020 - 4:14 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour victory on Friday by taking a share of the second-round lead at the Women's Australian Open. Park shot 4-under 69 to put her at 10-under 136 at Royal Adelaide, level with first-round leader...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 13, 2020 - 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task. That's what made Matt Kuchar's day all the...
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